Venezuelan Engineers Turn Plastic Trash Into Car Parts Amid Crisis

Jul 18, 2018

On Wednesday Reuters reported that two young engineers have found an opportunity, amid a collapsing economy in Venezuela, to melt down plastic waste and feed it through 3D printers to make intricate pieces such as car parts. These have become increasingly hard to obtain in Venezuela as dysfunctional currency controls restrict the import of basic materials. The engineers plan to help Venezuela’s vanishing manufacturing sector by making it cheaper for companies that depend on expensive imports.